Saturday, July 3, 2010

Review: Carnal Ecstasy by Lissa Matthews

Carnal Ecstasy by Lissa Matthews

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Erotic Romance

Heat Rating: 3



When good girls go bad, very, very bad…

The minute Carrie meets tattooed, bad-boy bartender Dallon, her decision is made. He’s the one, her ticket to freedom and a new, independent life. She’s tired of dictates and zero dates and following the path laid out before her by her well-meaning-but-completely-out-of touch-with-her-reality religious parents.

Dallon sees the buttoned-up, full-of-curves woman outside the grocery store and feels the flames of hell licking at his heels. When she asks him for directions to the large, nearby university where she’s starting work, his gut-twisting lust for her doesn’t diminish, but those flames start to singe his tough-as-nails hide.
With Dallon’s promise of not sleeping with anyone associated with the university his father is the dean of about to go up in smoke, Carrie takes the first exit off the Heavenly Highway straight onto Sin Street. She wants Dallon to teach her all the things a good girl should never know, and she won’t take Hell no for an answer.

Reader Advisory: What Dallon does with a beer bottle may be illegal in forty-eight out of fifty states…and at least two territories.

LynnMarie’s Review

Carnal Ecstasy is written from Dallon’s POV. He’s content being a bachelor, running the bar he shares with two friends, and living the good life. Settling down with one woman is not in the cards…until he bumps into Carrie and his world gets knocked off its axis.

Carrie is a classic ‘good girl’, trying to fit into societal expectations. When she meets Dallon, he sparks a chain reaction within her, leading her to quit her job and speak up to her parents. She wants the raw passion that Dallon can provide. Carrie needs him to transform her into the bad girl that’s just under the surface, but has been stifled away all these years.

The hero and heroine compliment each other perfectly. When the good girl and bad boy get together, sparks fly. Carrie is willing to do anything that Dallon suggests, and things get very naughty and kinky between them.
I really enjoyed Lissa Matthew’s writing style. She describes her scenes with fluid skill and the dialogue felt natural. I would love to read more from this talented author.

For a hot sexy read that includes some depth in character development, Carnal Ecstasy is a good choice. With Dallon’s help, Carrie is finally able to break free of society’s mold and be the woman she was meant to be. And she was meant to be with Dallon.

4 Tea Cups!

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